Form of poetry using short lines and rhymes to make a point, usually humorous
. Specific forms of terse verse include:
- A poem of just two rhyming words, introduced by a long title or riddle.
"What do you call the Educator from the Black Lagoon?"
See also hinky-pinky
- A brief couplet or four line poem with rhyme scheme abcb
Here's a couplet entitled "November," rare in that it isn't intentionally humorous:
No birds, no bees,
And here's one from a Burma Shave ad:
No flowers, no trees.
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